Monday, December 14, 2009

Good grief it's been a year...


Yes it's been a year since I started this blog! A year! It's gone quickly but I also feel as if I've been 'blogging' for much longer. I suppose I was a 'lurker' for a couple of years, visiting favorite blogs but not 'following' or commenting. I started blogging tentatively, thinking that I'd set it all up and if I didn't enjoy it I'd just delete it. It's been fun researching stuff, putting it all together. I've learned so much. I didn't expect to have many followers. I didn't expect many 'strangers' to comment. I didn't expect to find such kindness, such caring, such love. I certainly didn't expect to feel so connected to other bloggers. But I do. To you. It's been a lovely blogging year.

Birthday Giveaway - Worldwide - Just leave a comment to be in the draw for this pack of 20 humorous napkins above - for mopping up any spills. I'll do a random number generation (sounds quite technical doesn't it) on 20 December.


Photo from Ludwig Interior Design via A Gift Wrapped Life, a blog with classy gift wrapping ideas.

Congrats to Cloravik! I'll be in touch!


elsie said...

HAPPY BOGGYBIRTHDAY! The consistently high quality of your topics, photographs and writing make it seem like you've been blogging beautifully forever!!

So glad we found each other on the Blogesphere!!

your bloggy friend,

Jacquie said...

Happy anniversary!
I absolutely love your entries - so full of colour and gorgeous imagery.

Cheers to you m'dear!!

Jeana Marie said...

I shall definitely break my silence to say happy blog birthday to you!

and thank you :) It feels good to have someone say it's ok. I really needed that.


tractorgirl said...

congrats on the milestone.

Thanks a heap for providing me with such a wonderful distraction; you help me keep the neglected duties neglected.
x Julie

Sandra Darling Visual Art Creations said...

love the Happy Birthday image find! - I am a big fan of vintage advertising! :) oh and hello btw .... I am Sandra *waves*

va said...

love the look of these napkins .
Happy Birthday to you !

p.s. - is your giveaway open to everyone worldwide ?

Renee said...

Congratulations a whole year. I love blogging too.

By the way I love Sande's blog too it is beautiful.

Now you madam hit the nail on the head and I don't have anytime for people I don't have time for.

I'm hoping that you are the best you can be darling.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Happy *bloggin* Birthday to you we've been the ones to gain from your blog's lovely and you deserve all those that follow you!!! Blessings during the Holidays too!!!

studioJudith said...

ONE Year, My Dear!!
You deserve a big piece of cake
a big hug!
Thanks for sharing your most unique viewpoint
with all of us ... .


Kitty Stampede said...

Wow!! Congrats to You!! You are a naturally amazing blogger. And you sure have built up quite a following!!! I Adore visiting here and you should def keep it up. Very inspiring stuff you post here. Have a Lovely week!!!

Katy said...

Happy Birthday! Heres to many more bloggy birthdays to come! Cheers xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Happy Blogiversary, darling!!


Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Errr. I don't believe I actually watched that video to the very end!

Next party I'm gunna be making HATS!

louminous said...

whoo hoo!!! One whole year? Excellent job! =))

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Blogiversary!

Hey Harriet said...

A year old already? Wow Chrisy! Congrats and a very happy bloggy birthday! I love your blog! I'm glad you continue enjoy blogging because it would be a tragedy should you ever stop!!!

Umatji said...

I just found your blog off someones lovely list and there is a giveaway! wot luck! i know what you mean about blogging - I was so pleasantly surprised and haven't even got to a year yet. Well done and have a glass of something lovely to celebrate!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Dearest Chrisy, while I can't say as though I've had the joy of following your resplendent site from its very incarnation, I have had the honour of reading your words and absorbing the beauty that fills your pages for several months now. In that time I have been consistently enchanted by your wondrous posts and look forward to all that you have in store for coming year - and beyond - for this marvelous blog of yours, dear soul!

May the muse of inspiration be with you always,
♥ Jessica

Unknown said...

blogging is a bit addictive :) ... congrats on the milestone

Unknown said...

Aww, congratulations! Thank you for adding a nice dose of beautiful aesthetic to the Internet with each post. Here's to another year! ;)

melanie said...

happy blogaversary! your blog is wonderful! this is why we keep coming back - to keep in touch with you! *hugs* xx

belinda marshall said...

congrats on 1 year ~ your blog is unique and great. the blog love/connections is/are worth celebrating for sure :)

erin's art and gardens said...

happy. happy. happy! may you enjoy many more!

Frilled and Feathered said...

Happy anniversary! (=

cabin + cub said...

Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary... how exciting! :)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Well, I'm glad I got off my proverbial behind to do some blog visiting and arrive just in time to wish you a very Happy Blog Birthday! I am still one of your biggest fans, despite my recent absence, and look so forward to many more years of visual feasting here! You make my head spin with ideas and fill my thirst for all things cooler than heck!
I also wanted to drop off some Christmas cheer and wish you and your family a very blissful Christmas. I'm going to look around a bit more before I let myself out! Talk to you soon.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Had co come back . . . just read through to the bottom of the page . . . so sorry to hear of your body not cooperating and so sorry I wasn't here to offer prayers and good wishes sooner. I know how it is when one's body doesn't cooperate and it all of a sudden seems so delicate and that all we do is caught up in this tiny little balance of everything working right. So, I am praying and sending good wishes and can't wait to give 2009 the boot so you can have a much better 2010 my friend!

Artsnark said...

And what a year! Your blog is such fun. I always look forward to stopping in for some thought provoking verse or great eye candy. Happy Blog Birthday!

Sam said...

Oh! Drat! I missed your blog's birthday!! :( Many happy returns blog - I had no idea - really I thought you'd been doing this blogging for yonks - you're such a pro!! Talk about a duck to water!! Looking forward to the next year!!! Bring it on! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Happy Blogversary to you! I felt the same way you did about blogging. What a fun surprise it's been! I've "met" so many lovely folks!
I love your blog! It's one of my most favorites! Do keep on blogging!